“Thank you so much for the kindness and sympathy you have shown to our family during a very difficult time. We really appreciate the fact that A Gentle Goodbye has gone above and beyond to make this experience as comforting as possible. I can’t say enough about Dr. Kristina and her kind-heartedness. From the moment she stepped into our home she was not only attentive, but also genuinely compassionate to our feelings. She was professional, yet showed such a caring, human side and truly listened to our description and stories.” – Natalie
“Dr Kristina was so kind, understanding and patient. She was slow and explained everything as she was going. She asked us to decide when to make the final injection. She made it so we have no regrets and we know he went in peace.” – Addona P.
“Thank you so much for your caring and help with my Greta. From the first moment I spoke with you, I felt comfortable with trusting A Gentle Goodbye to assist me and my Greta with her end of life. Dr. Kristina was also amazing. She was so compassionate and tender, and she truly cared about Greta and easing her passing. And I was completely scatter-brained that day, but she made everything easier for me, too — as well as for my Briscoe, Greta’s little sister. I appreciate Dr. Kristina so much. I will continue to highly recommend A Gentle Goodbye to every animal lover I know. Your service is positively extraordinary.” – Samantha S.
“Thank you so much for the service. Dr. Molly was absolutely wonderful. I was extremely nervous about the entire situation. Dr. Molly balanced professionalism, with a genuine sensitivity that immediately put me at ease. Her caring personality helped my family, especially my daughters, through this difficult time. I cannot thank Dr. Molly and you enough for helping my family.” – Tom M.
“Dr. Molly is a quick study. She was absolutely perfect. I could not have asked for a better professional or a person who put us at such great ease. That was such a painful experience, but she made it so good and so decent. I am forever grateful.” – Russell Z.
“I cannot express enough how supportive and comforting your service was to me and Sophie. Dr. Kristina was wonderful with me and with my Sophie. She was caring, compassionate and respectful. In such a difficult situation, Dr. Kristina made Sophie and me comfortable and secure. While it is always supremely difficult to make a decision about when a treasured pet has endured enough pain, I was reassured that I had chosen the appropriate time and for good reason. I was so moved by the caring way Sophie’s body was transferred to the stretcher – so respectful and gentle. While this was one of my saddest days, it was also a day I will never want to forget. Please know that Dr. Kristina has the gift of compassion which surpasses many. I thank the Gentle Goodbye Team for all you have done to help me – and Sophie – through this difficult transition. Thank you for everything. You have helped me accept the inevitable and to take steps forward while appreciating the past.” – Anonymous
“Thank you so much for the note. It was great to meet Dr. Molly as well, and we were so happy with the decision to put him down at home with her. The eulogy is so sweet, thank you! ” – Sahrish S.
“We are so grateful to Dr Juliana and to all the staff for all your support through this difficult time. Dr Juliana was amazing and it was such a relief to see Isabel so comfortable and peaceful all throughout. We are so thankful for what you do. ” – Rina B.
“Dr. Kristina was so great!! So sweet and understanding and she explained everything to us and the kids as we went. The eulogy for Gus is so sweet and we are grateful that she took the time to write that for him! Thank you again for everything! From the first phone call to now, you all have been just amazing!” – Jana S.
“It’s always so difficult to say goodbye, but your team made it a bit easier for me and my kids. Thanks again for the care, concern and respect you showed.” – Jeanine G.
“Dr. Juliana was so kind and caring that she put me at ease the minute she walked through the door, she knew what a hard decision it was and helped me through the process. I never felt rushed and she explained the entire process which put me at ease. There aren’t words to thank you but I know there is a special place in my heart for all of you. Again, thank you for all the kind words and gestures that made my first week without Lucy much easier.” – John W.
“It was a pleasure to meet doctor Juliana. She did an outstanding job with my girl, I’m grateful for your service.” – Hector P.
” We couldn’t have been happier with how everything was handled, given the circumstances. This was our first loss of a pet and it was an incredibly tough experience, but the overwhelming sympathy from everyone I spoke to at Gentle Goodbye made things much easier. I talked to the doctor about this, and it’s touched on in Crystal’s wonderful eulogy, but I worked at a shelter for cats for about 2 years. I know exactly how much emotional effort it takes to do good by so many people going through the loss of a pet and I just want you all to know that your work is beyond appreciated. I just wanted to reach out and emphasize how thankful we are, and how intimately familiar I am with the level of compassion you guys give and how important that is. Thank you for making time for us, thank you for even coming a little sooner than scheduled to help our old girl stop suffering, thank you for the wonderful eulogy, and thank you for the important and incredibly difficult work you all do.” – Ricky P.
“We could not have asked for a more caring group to help us through this agonizing time of saying goodbye to our sweetest boy. Thank you for your understanding as we made/canceled/rescheduled his appointment. I suppose it’s just part of the process of not wanting to let go. I will highly recommend A Gentle Goodbye for anyone facing this situation as it was far less stressful and much more intimate of a process than being at a clinic. I know he was pain free and comfortable, which is all that mattered to us.
Again, our deepest gratitude for your kindness, patience and smooth process through this time. It is so appreciated.” – Nicole and Rick B.
Thank you so very much- Tabitha sure was one of a kind, unlike any pet I’ve ever had! It’s going to be hard but knowing your support is there, is comforting. Thank you for having the biggest hearts of any humans I have ever encountered before. – Anastasia V.
I cannot express how incredible y’all have been throughout this entire experience. From the moment we first spoke until now I have been so impressed and so comforted by your expertise, your kindness, and your gentle guidance through what has been such a tough experience. You have all done such a good job and making saying goodbye to my much beloved pet as tender and as peaceful as possible. I cannot thank you enough, y’all are truly such a gift and a true pleasure to work with. Thank you for everything. – Maggie
Thank you so much! That is so thoughtful of Dr. Molly. We will treasure this. She was very kind, respectful and helpful in every aspect of our family’s gentle goodbye for Riley. We all felt it was just right. Thank you for providing this loving service and this very thoughtful note. – Pat S.
I can’t thank you all enough. You are all absolutely incredible- I can’t imagine how difficult this job must be for you all. It truly was a pleasure meeting Doctor Molly. This was infinitely better for all of us than any other time I have had to travel to our vet to say goodbye to our previous pets. I hope I never have to see you guys again, but if I do I will absolutely use your services and will definitely recommend. – John H.
Thank you so very much for your kindness and support. Under these circumstances, to have people we don’t know be so incredibly gentle and kind to us is truly amazing. Dr. Molly was so calm and kind. She was able to provide comfort to us all during a very painful experience. I am so grateful for the eulogy she composed. It brought my family and I to tears, in a loving way. The fur clippings and paw print were so special, and I never would have thought of that. I am so grateful for everything. Thank you for your kindness and support as well, Ivy. As you said, it definitely feels empty here and I am so terribly sad. I am trying to give my other cat Sebastian lots of love and attention, as he is grieving the loss of his brother as much as we are. Thank you again. I truly appreciate how your team cared for, and supported us during this time. – Melissa
We want to say thank you to every member of A Gentle Goodbye team for your compassion, thoughtfulness, and deep empathy. This was an incredibly hard decision but having you all to walk alongside of us was a true blessing. Please extend my thanks to Dr. Molly. From the moment she walked in and met Charlie, he was totally comfortable. She had a really special presence and was the reassuring, calming guidance my family and I needed. I can’t imagine what it’s like to do this work, walking with grieving families and being there for painful moments. It takes great fortitude but I am so grateful to all of you who are called to do this. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. – Maria S.”
“We are so grateful that you could help us yesterday. It was a terribly hard thing to do, but being able to do it together in our own home made a huge difference. Painful and sad as it was, it did need to happen and I can’t think of anything that could have been done to make it less stressful for us or Bosley. If only we could treat our humans as well as we treated Bosley!
Bosley has been the best dog in the world and we miss her dearly. But she had lived a good life and a long one for a large dog. We all knew it was time. The house does feel silent, sad and empty but we will survive.
Thank you so much for your say smpathy and understanding and for the beautiful eulogy on your Facebook page.”
Gratefully – Rick and Lois
“At a time when we had to say goodbye to a beloved family member, we treasured the kindness shown by A Gentle Goodbye and, in particular, Dr. Molly. She was patient, she listened to our many stories (as witness the lovely obituary she penned for Opie) and her kindness in ushering Opie across the bridge made it possible for us to see him off and let him escape pain. We thank all of you for being there – especially during this time of COVID-19. As we told Dr. Molly, you are all fighting on the front lines and we salute you. – Kathy R. and Bob B.”
“Dr. Molly was so calming and reassuring. Grace seemed to trust her as well. This was a difficult choice made easier by the service you provide.” – Karol L.
“I’m very thankful to you and Dr. Liz for guiding me and my family through this difficult decision and process. It was the first time our family was able to say goodbye to a family pet in the comfort our home and in our loving arms. Though it was a very very emotional day, I’m thankful Dr. Liz was able to make it easier on us to say goodbye. I can feel in my heart Stormy found everlasting peace surrounded by her family.”– Bobi S.
“Thank you so much for this! I am so impressed with your service. It was truly a peaceful and beautiful passing. My children witnessed their first pet loss and I think both understand/appreciate life even more now. Dr. Kristina was fantastic. Please thank her for me! We appreciate her kind words and compassion. Thank you again for this service. I highly recommend you!” – Pam J.
“I can’t thank Dr. Karen enough for her calm, compassionate, and loving demeanor toward both me and my beloved kitty Scout. She made what was an excruciatingly painful situation much easier to bear.”– Gretchen D.
“Thank you so much for all the kindness and compassion that your entire team gave me. Dr. Kristina couldn’t have been more kind and supportive. Also, her help and guidance with my other Golden was spot on and made it much easier on both of us. You all provide the type of euthanasia experience I wish every caretaker and their pet could have.” – Terri K.
“Dr. Liz was so kind and patient. While it was also very tough with the previous dogs, Polo and I were bonded like no other. That, mixed with his young age, made this one especially difficult for me. We truly value the calming experience your team provides.”
“While the experience was certainly a painful one for us- saying goodbye to our sweet boy was heartbreaking- Dr. Karen was a shining light who truly made the experience more bearable. Her compassionate and gentle demeanor helped guide us through a very difficult experience. I cannot thank you all enough for allowing us to send off our good boy with empathy, love, gentleness, and calm. It was an immeasurable gift. Thank you for helping us give him the goodbye he deserved. Hunter was an integral and loved part of our family and changed us all for the better. We are so grateful for the opportunity to give him the loving goodbye he deserved.” – Lorri and Barry H.
“Dr. Kristina was fantastic and certainly helped us get through the loss. Our family can not thank you enough for being there for us, it made a tough day a little better.” – Tony B.
“I could not have hand picked anyone more caring and capable to assist in Lucy’s graceful and peaceful transition. I am filled with gratitude for having met Dr. Karen. She made a painful and heart breaking experience into one filled with comfort and peace. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking such good care of my sweet Lucy.” – Amy G.
“Dr. Kristina was amazing and we could not have been happier with her service. Happy is a strange term to use for such an unfortunate event but the compassion and respect she showed for the process does put a smile on my face. These are not easy decisions to make and when I first made the call I was not certain if it was the right course of action. Dr. Kristina helped to add clarity to the vagueness of his condition and we knew this was the right decision for Sam. I was able to rest assured that we knew Sam’s story from beginning to end. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for offering this service.” – Matt N.
“Words cannot begin to describe how grateful we are for A Gentle Goodbye and Dr. Kristina. I was a bit nervous about the process but I’ll tell you what…. It was worth every penny to see our sweet lil’ Fen slip away in peace, outside in an area he enjoyed so much. Dr. Kristina was so kind, compassionate and understanding. She explained everything so well and we could tell she felt our pain. Thank you for providing this difficult service. It made the transition for us, and Fen, so much easier. Lauren and I have talked several times about how amazing it was, and how it was the absolute best decision for everyone. Rest assured we will pass your information along to anyone in need. The eulogy is great, thank you for posting it. Please pass our thanks along to Dr. Kristina and let her know how much we appreciate her time, compassion, and kindness.”- Aaron and Lauren
“If you ever have the unfortunate experience of having to put down a pet, you should contact A Gentle Goodbye. Everyone who works there is so compassionate, sweet, and understanding. We had to put down my first cat, Gus, when I was 14 years old. It was such a cold and medical process. I had no idea in home services existed, I randomly came across A Gentle Goodbye during my research. I had fears about having it done in my home vs. at the vet. However, the office manager took the time to answer all of my questions and concerns. Dr. Juliana was unbelievably amazing. She made the experience so special. Chong was able to say goodbye to his brother. Dr. Juliana really took the time to make sure the entire experience was about Cheech and his comfort.” – Danielle L.”
“We cannot thank you all enough. Dr. Kristina was wonderful and we are grateful to everyone at A Gentle Goodbye. What you are able to offer means so much; Sissy got to be in her family room where she’s always been most comfortable – Carol and Dan T.”
“Thank you so much. Dr. Molly was so wonderful and especially patient with our extra curious big dog! It truly was the perfect way to say goodbye to our dear Renee. – Lorenza A.”
“It’s hard to imagine a more empathetic and caring team than those at A Gentle Goodbye. From the physician’s visit, to many follow-up emails expressing their compassion and understanding, to our cherished clay paw print, A Gentle Goodbye made getting through one of life’s more difficult times possible. They are a team of true professionals – Kerry H.”
“I have been wanting to write and send a note of gratitude to Dr. Kristina personally. We were all so very impressed and appreciative of the warm and intuitive way in which you assisted in Elvis’ final moments. It was more than I could have expected. You captured his nature and spirit so accurately – it was his gift to all that met him.
You are truly angels! – Kris”
“From our family to yours – we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. From start to finish – A Gentle Goodbye Team was AWESOME!! Dr. Molly was so compassionate, patient & offered us the time with our beloved Lexi Marie. We had prepared all day but then needed that extra time to process & say our final goodbye. We appreciate the eulogy that was made for us & shared – via Email & in print (received by mail). It will be framed. Dr. Molly’s memory was amazing & spot-on with the things that we shared with her. Great job!! – Martha L.”
“I am sincerely thankful for the way Dr. Molly O’Brien helped my beloved, extraordinary dog, Wawel, to pass to the spirit world to see again his loving father, who had gone there earlier. First of all, she did so beautifully if only such a word can be used for actions and deeds helping a loved one to die. My magical dog went away completely painlessly by means of sleep! How amazing. I still could kiss his soft, warm face and body, which absolutely didn’t change…Thank you one more time for superbly eliminating pain from this experience. My sincere regards to [The team at A Gentle Goodbye] and Dr. O’Brien. I will always remember your hospice and recommend it wholeheartedly to others. – Mirka”
“I don’t think we can thank you and Dr. Molly enough for helping us through this situation. We really appreciate your kindness and sympathy you’ve shown us….it has been one of the hardest things we’ve been through as Elroy was a one of kind precious soul. It is a very quiet and empty feeling with his loving energy gone…one day at a time. Dr. Molly was great and we couldn’t have asked for a better process under such difficult circumstances. She was very genuine and compassionate which helped us through it. I will be sure to recommend you and your team to others who have to go through this process. The eulogy is very thoughtful and we thank you kindly. – Nate and Melissa”
“This is so beautiful. Thank you so so much…brought some fresh tears to my eyes. I so appreciate your kindness and the sweet, loving nature of the Dr. Kristina. She helped ease my worries about my decision. I hope your whole team stays safe and healthy. Thank you again. – Jackie”
“I cannot thank you enough for sending this message. Buddy was my most special friend. I’ve never loved another animal as much as I loved him. What a heartbreaking and difficult day it was for our family on Monday. Dr. Kristina was so warm and caring and made a horrible day as bearable as anyone could. We are so grateful for her.
The eulogy, of course, made me cry. It also brought me great comfort. It is 100% accurate, and I am so touched that Dr. Kristina took the time to really listen to everything we had to say and then took the time to write this. I will cherish it forever, as well as his paw print we got that day.
Thank you again for reaching out, and please send our appreciation to Dr. Kristina for all she did for us and for making our Buddy Boy comfortable again. – Jennifer”
“I wanted to reach out and sincerely thank you all for your compassion, patience, and sympathy in these times. It really helped make a difficult event, that much more comfortable knowing Maximus was in the hands of people who care about him as a being, not a body. My family and I greatly appreciate the eulogy and warmth we have received throughout this entire process. Please thank Dr. Molly for me, and my family, she’s an amazingly kind soul. We greatly appreciated her comforting words and calm presence yesterday. – Enrique R.”
“Please thank Dr. Juliana. She’s a lovely, compassionate woman and doctor. I was reassured by her demeanor which I quickly realized was genuine and caring. I will treasure her words about my much loved “little Guy” as we so often called Baby Cat when we weren’t saying the Babe. I miss him dearly each day. Thank you so very much. – Sharon G.”
“My husband and I also want to thank Dr. Kristina and your whole team for your incredible compassion shown throughout the whole process. Knowing Ellie passed comfortably, without fear or stress, in her own home and space provides us immeasurable solace. You are all very special people and we simply can’t envision this tough experience could have been made any easier by anyone else. We are forever grateful – Morghan G.”
“We were very grateful for the doctor and all of her expertise and kindness. We could not ask for more.” – Julie K.
“We are so glad we used a Gentle Goodbye for Millie’s goodbye. It has been extremely painful but we know it was for the best and can’t thank you enough for making the process as comforting as possible given the circumstances.” – Emily W
“Thank you for the thoughtful email. And thank you for being available for Mandy on Saturday with very short notice. I am so grateful that you helped Mandy have such a peaceful goodbye in her own home. The eulogy was beautifully written and so touching to me. It really described her story and the wonderful bond we shared. Thank you so much for being there for Mandy and me.” – Tim K.
“I could not imagine a kinder or more compassionate person than Dr. Karen to get us through this situation. This was not an easy decision but she confirmed that it was best for Gabby under the circumstance. Dr Karen gave us the time we needed to talk about Gabby, she was so very gentle with Gabby and very supportive of us and understanding of our needs. We are very grateful to her for making such a difficult time a little easier and so peaceful. The greater the love the greater the grief, Gabby was loved deeply. Thank you for the caring service that you and your staff provide.” – Barbara and Tom N.
“Dr. Karen was great. She was compassionate and was able to thoroughly explain the process to us. We will recommend Dr. Karen to our friends and family who may need help in the future.” – Steve H.
“Having Dr Kristina here made this most difficult time confirm that Barley would be in a better place. I am so glad that we were home. You all do an incredible job and it was greatly appreciated.” – Cathy G.
“Dr. Karen was so great, and made the experience as painless and smooth and soft as it could be. I am so grateful for the merciful service that your doctor angels provide, and will always advocate for people choosing to opt for these last house calls vs. going to a vet’s office. The contrast in comfort for the pets …and the owners has been quite remarkable in my experiences over the years. Bless you all. Truly. In Gratitude” – Cindy G.
“Dr. Karen was wonderful. She made sure that the entire process was as comfortable for us as possible.” – Anonymous
“Thank you so much for the caring thoughts. I too felt comforted in knowing Dr. Liz was there with such tenderness. I will pass on your business info to all my friends and neighbors. Bless you” – Barbara J
“We felt like we were in very good hands the moment she walked through our door; she seemed to guess how we were feeling and knew just what to say. She treated Jacob with honor and dignity too. It was such a very, very hard thing to do and we still think we hear his footsteps around the house and miss him terribly. But Dr. Kristina made it easier.” – Paula and Griff P.
“My family and I can’t say enough about Dr. Karen and your organization. What a hard thing to have to do. You all made it so peaceful and graceful. Dr. Karen was amazing. My heart goes out to what you and your team have undertaken as your mission. Just know that what you are doing at a Gentle Goodbye and how you are doing it is having a positive impact on families facing tough decision about their pets.” – Anonymous
“My thanks to Dr. Karen and to your organization – you make this sad time bearable and a dignified way to say goodbye to a dear companion.” – Irena Z.
“Dr. Molly’s job is impossibly hard — to be there for a family who has made the tough choice to say goodbye to a family member — and she did it with a level of grace and love that we will cherish always. Thanks to everyone at GG for your help, too. We can’t put into words how much you made yesterday a little less horrible.” – Jason K.